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    A land speed racing event at the Bonneville Speedway is something you should experience at least once in your life. You may love it or you may hate it, but it's something you will always remember.

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first organized races on the salt flats, and S&S...

    Story by Matt Polito

    Eddie Krawiec took out the Suzuki of Jerry Savoie for the second race in a row as the Countdown to the Championship field was set at the NHRA Chevy Performance US Nationals in Indianapolis.

    The Summer Shootout Nationals in Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green KY proved to be a scorcher! Once again, the threat of thunder storms was in the area all weekend but heat and humidity is what the racers had to deal with while leaving conditions less than desirable.

    Despite some spirited competition from riders Scotty Pollacheck and Jerry Savoie, the Harley-Davidson team took a double win at the Mello Yello NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in California.  Eddie Krawiec took the event win while teammate Andrew Hines won the MiraMonte Records Pro Bike...

    story by Matt Polito

    Hector Arana Jr. set both ends of the track record in the tricky, high-mountain air as Andrew Hines took his fourth win of the season at the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Raceway in Denver, CO.

    story by Matt Polito

    After a two-race slump, Mello Yello points leader and Harley-Davidson factory rider Andrew Hines found the winner’s circle at the NHRA Summit Racing Nationals in Norwalk, OH.  The win came at the expense of Hector Arana, who, after making his second straight final on his...

    Story by Matt Polito

    Just a week after the NHRA saw it’s first husband and wife Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle final, the sport had it’s first father-son PSM final when Hector Arana, Jr. took the win over his dad a the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, IL.

    story by Matt Polito

    S&S power returned to the winners circle in historic fashion in the NHRA Mello Yellow Pro Stock Motorcycle series when Angie Smith won over husband Matt Smith in the first-ever husband-wife pro final in NHRA history. 

    It was the largest turn out so far this year for the AMRA as sportsman and pro racers alike packed into the gates at Rockingham Dragway Thursday night. Even mother nature's little trick of raining Saturday morning didn't stop the event as Rockingham track crew went to work drying at stellar...

    Story by Matt Polito

    S&S Cycle is pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring the Outlaw Street Class in the AMRA Drag Racing sanction for 2014. This year, the payout has been increased from $100 for the winner to $300 per race. It is hoped that if more racers get involved the payouts can be even better next...

    S&S Cycle has appointed Justin Bramstedt to the position of Racing Manager to oversee the design and sale of S&S Racing Products as well as to manage the entire racing program.

    S&S Cycle was built on racing. Back in 1958, company founder George J. Smith already had years of racing experience, with drag racing championships and a Bonneville land speed record to his credit. So it isn’t too surprising that S&S still supports a number of racing efforts around the world to...

    Story by Matt Polito

    Matt Smith’s third straight win was one of the biggest of his career as it allowed him to cinch his second NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship.  Smith rode his Viper Motorcycle S&S-powered Buell to the win at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and in doing so locked...

    story and picture by Matt Polito

    After a two-race shutout, S&S power once again made it to the NHRA winners circle when Matt Smith took the win at the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in St Louis.

    For many, the great migration to the prehistoric lake now know as the Bonneville Salt Flats began a year in advance in preparation for the 10th Anniversary of the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. For one man in particular, Denis Manning prepared for his BUB 7 Streamliner to run during the week of...

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